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INTERVIEW: Jason Yeh, head of EU eSports at Riot Games, on League of Legends’ rise to the top

With more than 27 million daily players and viewership numbers that rival national TV broadcasting, League of Legends is undeniably the biggest eSports title in the world. Jason Yeh, head of EU eSports at the title’s developer Riot Games, tells MCV how League got to the top – and how …

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2015 League of Legends World Championships to be held in Europe

League of Legends developer Riot Games has announced the popular MOBA’s World Championships will be held in Europe this October. The studio announced the news in a post on the official LoL website, explaining that the tournament’s quarterfinals, semifinals and finals events will take place across different cities within the …

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Majora’s Mask Special Edition includes a figurine in the US

The Special Edition of Majora’s Mask 3D in North America will be very different to the one released in Europe. The American SKU will include a figurine of in-game villain Skull Kid ad will retail for just $49.99. In Europe, meanwhile, players must be content with a pin badge, poster …

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Sony warns of possible European PS4 shortage

There may be a shortage of PS4 consoles in some European countries over the remainder of the holiday period. That’s according to Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House, who told Reuters that Europe I think it is potentially, for the second year running, going to be quite inventory challenged”. He …

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Disgaea 5 confirmed for western release next year

NIS America has confirmed PS4 tactics RPG Disgaea 5 will see a 2015 release in Europe and North America. The PlayStation US Blog hosts an announcement post from the studio, in which it reveals the game has been fully titled Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance. The game will pack over …

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‘We will always have a regular supply of Amiibo," says Nintendo

Nintendo has told GameSpot that it will continue to supply Amiibo toys to retailers, following confusion that some figures had been discontinued already. US retailer Video Game Plus stated that some Amiibo toys – including Fire Emblem star Marth, Villager from Animal Crossing and the Wii Fit Trainer would be …

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How PlayStation conquered Europe – Jim Ryan on DriveClub issues, vocal gamers and game delays

On the first anniversary of PS4, PlayStation Europe boss Jim Ryan tells MCV his thoughts on European domination, broken games, angry consumers, PS4 vs Xbox One and 2015 …on PS4 becoming the No.1 console of 2014 in every single European market PlayStation has always been strong in Europe. Even with …

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Crystal Red and Blue Nintendo 2DS confirmed for North America

The Crystal Red and Blue 2DS models that arrived at European retail last week are scheduled to launch in North America later this month, Nintendo has announced. In terms of marketing the 2DS, Nintendo is still largely focusing its efforts toward younger audiences and portable gaming newcomers. With a durable …

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Game analytics company DeltaDNA raises $3m funding

Game analytics company DeltaDNA has secured $3m in series A funding, the Scotland-based outfit has announced. The latest round of fundraising brings the total investment in the firm to $5m, which will fuel its initiative to expand business across North America and Europe. The game industry has come a long …

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No New 3DS in the West this year as 3DS has not yet reached its potential, Nintendo argues

Nintendo has offered an explanation for its decision to withhold the New 3DS and New 3DS XL from Western markets this year. The reason, boss Satoru Iwata says, is that the company does not yet believe that the current 3DS has achieved its full sales potential outside of Japan and …

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